Like Son, Like Father

October 6, 2011
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Like Son, Like Father

As a 55-year old Giovanni Recupero stands on the front porch of his Essex Street triple-decker and stares down the street he has come to know and love, his emotions are mixed. “I’ve raised 13 children here,” he says, referring to his neighborhood, a place he often speaks about with great reverence. “But a...

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FBI Moving to Chelsea; Official Word Forthcoming

October 6, 2011
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Sources close to the General Services Administration and ACS Development of Chelsea say that the GSA has finalized, approved and signed a contract with the Chelsea development firm to build the FBI’s Northeast Regional headquarters in Chelsea. Official word is expected from the GSA and ACS in the next few days, according to those...

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Face of the Law: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Gives a Rare Look into Her Life

October 6, 2011
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Face of the Law: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Gives a Rare Look into Her Life

One doesn’t often get a look into the personal lives of judges and top prosecutors. Most often, one sees a federal prosecutor out front, on the podium, during major cases and after breaking news. Such has been the case with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who has most recently been the figurehead in major cases...

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The FBI is Coming to Chelsea

October 6, 2011
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With final approval of the General Services Administration to contract with ACS Development of this city to build a 200,000 square foot facility in Chelsea, the FBI is coming to town. The FBI’s Northeast Regional Headquarters is going to be located here and approximately 500 FBI agents and employees will be working the Chelsea...

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Sports 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Red Devil gridders return to action The Chelsea High football team will swing back into action after a bye week, traveling to Shawsheen Tech Saturday afternoon for what promises to be a rugged encounter. Coach Mike Stellato’s Red Devils stand at 2-1 on the season, having defeated Trinity Catholic and Greater Lawrence on successive...

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Police Briefs 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Monday, September 26 Demond Steele, 32, of 38 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Jason S. Englen, 29, of 109 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of unarmed robbery. David Hurtado, 21, of 725 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Manuel Chavez, 44, of 62 Chester Avenue, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Patricia Ostergard Life Long Chelsea resident Patricia J. Ostergard, a life long Chelsea resident, also known as Pat Harkins, died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on October  3 surrounded by family and friends who love and adore her. She was 67 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the...

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EPA Awards Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space and Recreation Committee Clean Diesel Air Quality Grant

September 29, 2011
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EPA Awards Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space and Recreation Committee Clean Diesel Air Quality Grant

On Monday, September 19, the New England Regional US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a press conference at the Conley Terminal in South Boston to announce funding for four Massachusetts projects to improve air quality through clean diesel technologies.  The Chelsea Collaborative’s (Collaborative) Green Space and Recreation Committee was awarded $280,000 as part of...

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Peter A. Zaksheski Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the MFDA

September 29, 2011
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Peter A. Zaksheski Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the MFDA

Peter A. Zaksheski of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes in Chelsea was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association.  Installation Ceremonies were held at the organization’s annual banquet, which took place in Brewster, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association represents over 500...

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Chelsea Walk for Living

September 29, 2011
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Chelsea Walk for Living

Hundreds of people turned out on a warm and sunny  day for the Walk for Living, which was held last Sunday morning on Admiral’s Hill at Mary O’Malley Park. It was a jaunty and hopeful two mile walk throughout Admiral’s Hill benefiting ALS and MS residences at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, which...

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Chelsea School System Unveils Its New Logo

September 29, 2011
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Chelsea School System Unveils Its New Logo

The Chelsea Public Schools have a new logo and marketing tag line. Dr. Mary Bourque, superintendent of schools, said that “Bridge to Success” became the logo and marketing brand on the first day of the 2011-12 academic year. The red and black logo features an image of the Tobin Bridge situated atop three merging...

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Murphy Tops Bishop in Primary Balloting

September 29, 2011
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Political newcomer Paul Murphy topped the ticket in Tuesday’s primary balloting, besting incumbent Councillor Kathleen Bishop by a 132-93 vote. Robert Borden was eliminated from the ballot in November. He received 30 votes. There were four write-in votes and four blanks in Chelsea’s only primary contest. Balloting went smoothly and strictly according to the...

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The Red Sox

September 29, 2011
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Just when we thought there could be nothing more depressing or disquieting than last week’s Patriot’s loss in the last 3 seconds to Buffalo there came the Red Sox ongoing fight to lose a Wild Card playoff place. It is not looking good for the Red Sox. Perhaps the players should be given a...

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Thank You Herb Chambers and Everyone Else…

September 29, 2011
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The Walk for Living held last Sunday at Admiral’s Hill speaks well of the organizers of the event and of its chief sponsor, Herb Chambers. Mr. Chamber’s exploits in the automobile business have almost no equal in the nation. He stands atop an automobile empire unlike any other and he goes to work everyday...

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Sports 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Red Devils defeat Greater Lawrence 10-6 for second straight win The Chelsea High football team posted its second win of the young season with a solid 10-6 triumph over a good Greater Lawrence squad Friday evening under the lights at a wet Chelsea Memorial Stadium. The contest was dominated by the defenses on both...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Monday. September 19 Corinne Constantino, 45, 158 Maple St., Malden, was arrested on a warrant. Juan Ortiz, 20, 5 Jackson Sq., Dorchester, was arrested on a felony warrant. Esther Muniz, 24, Homeless, was arrested on warrants. Steven Spolidoro, 35, 51 Cottage St., Everett, was arrested on warrants. Kristal Baker, 32, 128 Crescent St., West...

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Obituaries 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Beatrice Sacherska Smithcraft Lighting Retiree Beatrice Sacherska, a former lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully without illness on September 25 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston where she has been convalescing for the past seven years. She was in her 93rd year. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of...

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Chelsea Excel School in Good Hands

September 22, 2011
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Chelsea Excel School in Good Hands

On Second Street, in the unlikeliest of settings, the Chelsea Excel Charter Academy has opened for business – that is – the business of education for 56 fifth grade Chelsea kids lucky enough to have been chosen to attend the school which, frankly, is a grand experiment. There were more than 100 applicants for...

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Police Asking for Publics Help in Dog Attack

September 22, 2011
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Police Asking for Publics Help in Dog Attack

The Chelsea Police Department is asking for the publics help in identifying the two young men who lost control of a pit bull that attacked a two-year old child Tuesday on Grove Street. The victim, a 2 ½ year old girl was in front of her home with her mother when the unprovoked attack...

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Open Mic

September 22, 2011
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Open Mic

Professional comedian Larry Lee Lewis (right) will host a monthly open Microphone Comedy night starting on thursday, sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. at the Brown jug, 1014 revere Beach Parkway in the home Depot Plaza between McDonald’s and CVs. Lewis is pictured with Brown jug owner Michael Matrinko outside the popular restaurant. There is...

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Most Chelsea Liquor Stores Pass ASAP Test

September 22, 2011
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Most liquor stores passed the test in an undercover sting involving young people from Chelsea ASAP and detectives from the Chelsea Police Department. Only one of 13 establishments targeted by the sting sold alcohol to an underage young person working undercover. That establishment, the Chelsea Liqour Mart at 182 Broadway, will likely be summonsed...

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Pit Bull Attack Reminder of Danger

September 22, 2011
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The attack Tuesday of a young resident – a two-year old – by a pit bull that got away and which sent the Chelsea girl to the hospital reminds us all of the dangers of these dogs, who are trained as fighters and who remain capable of being vicious despite efforts at domesticating them....

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The City Manager’s Expanded Gambling Stance Makes Sense

September 22, 2011
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City Manager Jay Ash has been making the rounds in support of the state’s expanded gambling bill which recently passed the House and is now in the Senate. It is likely this bill will be approved by the Senate at the end of the month and sent on to the governor for his signature....

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Red Devils Roll in 41-0 Rout: Chelsea Tops Trinity, Hosts Greater Lawrence Friday Night

September 22, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team notched its first victory of the season in a big way with a 41-0 triumph over Trinity Catholic of Newton Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium in a non league encounter. The Red Devils wasted little time in establishing their control of the contest, marching 60 yards...

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